I was so honored & privileged to have my larger than life sized bronze portrait bust of our friend & associate, Captain William (Bill) Gary, unveiled at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX. Bill Gary was the founder, board of diector member, financial benefactor & enthusiastic promotor & supporter of the MMA. I was joined at these ceremonies by Kathy McCraine, Bill Gray’s daughter, her husband Swayze, my wife Merry Nebeker, and two new friends who have a huge connec…tion to Prescott & Bill Gary; Boe James & Marie James. Boe is on the board of directors of the Marine Mitary Academy and is part of the Harold James Foundation, which has been the benefactor to so many public, civic & cultural projects in Prescott. Most important to Merry & I is the Phippen Museum of Western Art. It was an amazingly inspiring & patriotic weekend that we will never forget. This academy is a great place to educate & build young men into America’s future leaders.